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Travel is always fun NOT!


Kind of a funny story. Been racing George Hincapie from Girona to London. His team flew him out of Barcelona while my team flew me out of Girona where we all live. I checked in with him this morning (July 4) to see how he was. He was on his way to the airport as I was finishing breakfast before an easy ride.


I just sent a message to his Blackberry telling him that we had a little traffic, so it would be 10 minutes before I arrived at my hotel. He was still at the airport waiting for his bags.


I think I am going to win this race. He flew business class on a normal airline, while I flew one of the vacation economy lines out of Girona. So I had to travel tight and light. But I'd rather be fast than comfortable.


Final score: I win.


I was halfway through dinner before George arrived at his hotel.


That goes to show you how crazy our travel plans can be. Sometimes you get a good flight, and sometimes it can be a long day off the bike.




Colombian-born Freddie Rodriguez is a professional American road racing cyclist. He is a three-time US national champion and currently races for team Predictor-Lotto. His Fast Freddie Coffee, the Fast Freddie Foundation, and his new Team Fast Freddie raise funds to support youth cycling in America. Freddie resides in Emeryville, California, and Girona, Spain. Freddie is riding this year's Tour and will give us an insider's perspective on life inside the peloton. He welcomes questions and will try to respond during the Tour.

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